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Elan +2 Suspension Alignment Specs

PostPost by: Esprit2 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:54 pm

I would appreciate it if someone would post the suspension alignment specs for the Elan +2. A friend's +2 has had a lot of new parts installed, plus the ride height lowered, and now needs to be aligned.

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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:18 pm

Mines a federal plus 2S 130 but this is the book and it just says élan +2 on the cover, Gordon
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:20 pm

Also
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:21 pm

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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:28 pm

This probably key page
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:53 pm

I double checked these alignment specs with the glove box book for just the +2 and they are the same. Also the +2 S 130 has a supplement that goes with the regular +2 glove box manual and it offers no different alignment specs so must not be changed from the +2 through the +2S130 and of course car never got the crazy bumpers of the later years that required raised ride height of 1974 build-date cars Gordon
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PostPost by: Esprit2 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:26 am

Thanks Gordon, that's a great help.

Later,
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PostPost by: gus » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:49 pm

Gordon Sauer wrote:I double checked these alignment specs with the glove box book for just the +2 and they are the same. Also the +2 S 130 has a supplement that goes with the regular +2 glove box manual and it offers no different alignment specs so must not be changed from the +2 through the +2S130 and of course car never got the crazy bumpers of the later years that required raised ride height of 1974 build-date cars Gordon



wait, what?

Guess my service manual predates that, I have never seen raised ride height or different bumpers

Do you have pics?
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:52 pm

Sorry, not good flow in my wording I guess. I was just giving an aside about how the +2 suspension was always the same throughout manufacture, that unlike some other British marques that stayed (MG) in the US market, Lotus did not continue in the market and do ride height and bumper adjustments to comply with federal safety rules that started in 1974. Gordon
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PostPost by: gus » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:08 pm

Wheew

thought I had missed a series of rubber bumper +2s....
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PostPost by: alanr » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:30 am

There may not be rubber bumper +2's( Thank god!) but there are quite a few late cars, particulary the Federal ones it seems, that do sit very high as though they are on steroids!
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